Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Model coffin of Teti

The most recent issue of the British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES) online journal is now available online. There are only two papers in the issue. One is by Wolfram Grajetzki, entitled The Second Intermediate Period model coffin of Teti in the British Museum (EA 35016). The abstract reads as follows: "This article publishes the model coffin British Museum EA 35016 bought in 1868 from the Robert J. Hay collection. It belongs to a military official called Teti and dates to the Second Intermediate Period. Its style of decoration with the high number of text columns on the long sides follows closely the full-scale coffins of the period found at Thebes and other places in Upper Egypt. The inscriptions with different spells spoken by gods are quite garbled but also have parallels on coffins of about the same period." See the second of the two web addresses for the full paper.

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